Mobile healthcare, telemedicine, telehealth, BYOD

Policy News

CMS Clarifies Texting Rules Amid Rumors of mHealth Message Ban

by

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has re-affirmed its position on physician texting following news reports that the agency was moving to ban the mHealth messaging platform. In a Dec. 28 Survey & Certification Letter to...

2017: A Look Back At The Year In State Telemedicine Legislation

by

Some 63 pieces of legislation focusing on telehealth or telemedicine were approved by 34 state Legislatures this year, according to the Center for Connected Health Policy. The various bills cover a wide variety of digital health issues,...

Telemedicine Advocates Cry Foul Over FCC’s Net Neutrality Plan

by

Telehealth and telemedicine experts are warning that Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai’s proposal to scrap net neutrality rules could seriously damage telehealth expansion in rural parts of the country and create a...

Texas Medical Board Adopts New Telehealth, Telemedicine Rules

by

The Texas Medical Board has adopted a broad set of telehealth and telemedicine rules and regulations, bringing the once-resistant board in line with legislation passed this year to improve digital health adoption in the Lone Star...

MA Telehealth Bill Set For Passage; Others Aren’t So Fortunate

by

A proposed bill to boost telehealth coverage in Medicare Advantage plans is set for passage, while other bills that would loosen Medicare’s restrictions on telemedicine and telehealth – including expanding telestroke services...

VETS Act, Supporting Telehealth for Veterans, Now in Senate’s Hands

by

Telehealth advocates are cheering the House’s unanimous approval this week of the VETS Act, saying it would give the nation’s veterans unfettered access to telehealth no matter where they live. “The passage of our bill...

CCHP’s State Telehealth Report Shows Gradual Advances in Coverage

by

Nearly every state provides Medicaid reimbursement for video-based telehealth, according to the latest report from the Center for Connected Health Policy. In addition, 15 states cover store-and-forward or asynchronous services, and 21...

Support Grows for Bill Expanding Telehealth Access for Veterans

by

A bill that would allow Veterans Affairs physicians to us treat veterans via telehealth no matter where they live has passed muster with the House Committee on Veterans Affairs. The Veterans E-Health & Telemedicine Support (VETS) Act...

Kansas Payers Push Back Against Telehealth Payment Parity

by

Payers in Kansas are fighting proposals for payment parity in telehealth, saying a virtual visit shouldn’t be reimbursed at the same rate as in in-person visit. “Telemedicine services are not equivalent to in-person services...

Joint Commission Steps Back From Proposed Telemedicine Standards

by

The Joint Commission is scrapping proposed telehealth amendments to its accreditation standards that would have forced health systems to obtain patient consent and predict a patient’s financial responsibility prior to services...

Telehealth in The Nation’s Capital: DC Board Mulls Regulations

by

Healthcare regulators in the District of Columbia are moving closer to telemedicine legislation that would enable healthcare providers to establish a doctor-patient relationship as long as they first get the patient’s permission to...

HIMSS Makes Its Pitch for Telehealth Legislation, Rural Broadband

by

One of the nation’s largest healthcare IT organizations is throwing its weight behind a telehealth bill stuck in Congress and investments in broadband infrastructure that would push telemedicine and mHealth into rural America. The...

New Rule Would Give VA Doctors National Telehealth Privileges

by

The Department of Veterans Affairs is moving forward with a plan to enable VA doctors to treat veterans through telehealth no matter where the doctor or patient are located, essentially overriding state laws. Officials said the 28-page...

mHealth Innovation Takes Center Stage in FDA’s Digital Health Pilot

by

Smartphones, wearables, mHealth apps and even digital therapeutics will all get equal play in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s new digital health software precertification pilot program. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb this...

Telehealth Bills Get Senate Approval, Good News From CBO

by

A bill to boost telehealth coverage in Medicare Advantage plans would reduce healthcare expenditures by $80 million over the next decade, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The CBO’s cost estimate of H.R. 3727 is welcome...

Telehealth, Telemedicine Guidelines Gain Momentum in Florida

by

One of the last states to formally establish a telehealth policy has been busy this month. The Florida Telehealth Advisory Council, created by the state’s Legislature in March 2016, has put together a draft report that, among other...

Texas Board’s New Telemedicine Rules Could Still Cause Problems

by

Following up on legislative action taken earlier this year to align the state with the rest of the nation, the Texas Medical Board has proposed amending its telemedicine and telehealth rules that would loosen the reins on doctors wanting...

Study: States’ Private Payer Laws Are Harming Telehealth Growth

by

Two-thirds of the states in the US may have laws to promote telehealth and telemedicine coverage by private payers, but many of those laws are weakly written, giving payers too much discretion to set their own ground rules and turning...

More Organizations Urge CMS to Boost Medicare Telehealth Coverage

by

Healthcare organizations and advocacy groups are ganging up on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in a bid to compel more telehealth and telemedicine coverage. The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society...

Telehealth Bills Targeting Stroke Care, MA Plans Show Progress

by

Two bills designed to improve telehealth and telemedicine access sailed through Congressional subcommittee reviews on Wednesday. The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health approved H.R. 1148, the Furthering Access to Stroke...

X

Join 50,000 of your peers and get the news you need delivered to your 

inbox. Sign up for our free newsletter to keep reading our articles:

Get free access to webcasts, white papers and exclusive interviews.

Our privacy policy


no, thanks

Continue to site...